Fruit Cake Disaster

Baking By laidbackluvvie Updated 24 Jun 2010 , 12:08pm by Marianna46

laidbackluvvie Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 5:35pm
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i have used the same recipe for years and have always had a lovely moist cake now all of a sudden they are really dry and crumbly, any ideas anyone im really frustrated, could my oven be on the blink. thanks

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Marianna46 Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 5:46pm
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I honestly don't know the answer to this one, but if you suspect that your oven isn't working properly, invest in one of those little thermometers that hang off of a rack inside your oven. It will tell you the truth even when the outside temp control won't! Mine has saved my life on more than one occasion.

poohsmomma Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 7:31pm
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When I make my annual Christmas fruit cake, I make it several weeks early, wrap it in cheesecloth moistened with brandy or grape juice, stick a quartered apple in with it, stick it all in a plastic container and store it in a cool room. Maybe this will help your cake.

laidbackluvvie Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 10:54am
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thanks for replies will take your advice on board.

Marianna46 Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 12:08pm
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Thanks for the tip about the apple, poohsmomma. I do the other stuff, but I'd never thought of that!

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